|MY FAVORITE PLACE|
(well, it's just one of them.)
This is Jenny Lake in Grand Tetons National Park. It was the summer of 1988, in the midst of the major fires in Yellowstone, the Tetons, and many places all across the west. It was still early when we left the lodge and drove the loop road to Jenny Lake. The sun had not yet risen and there was a soft pink haze covering the entire area. Just before reaching the lake, we noticed an unusual formation above us, in the clouds. We stopped the van to take a look. As sunrise approached, it reflected on the very top of Teton Mountain. It was an incredible sight. Through the smokey haze, the image of a beautiful, pink mountain was suspended in the sky. It was AWESOME!
As the sun rose further, the rest of the mountain eventually revealed itself, but the haze created a surreal look to the scene, which was repeated when we reached Jenny Lake, which sits at the base of the mountains. It was deserted and the lake was still. The shoreline was still in shadows. Reflected in the water was the incredibly beautiful Tetons. It was an amazing site and I like to think that it was one of those once in a lifetime things.....or, until another summer like 1988, when Yellowstone burned.